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Unformatted text preview: d) lack of varied, spontaneous makebelieve play, or social imitative play Autism—DSM IV
Autism—DSM Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior (at least 1 of the following) a) preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest b) apparently inflexible adherence to nonfunctional routines or rituals c) stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms d) persistent preoccupation with parts of objects
Must have a total of at least 6 symptoms
Delays or abnormalities in functioning apparent before age 3 Autism Etiology
Autism Early theories—Refrigerator parents, Empty fortress model Genetics Biochemical theories Nueroanatomy Autism Etiology (cont)
Autism Information processing problems Memory Theory of mind Executive functioning Attention Abstraction Emotions Autism Prognosis
Autism Main factors associated with good outcomes Language development IQ over 70 Early intervention Other prognostic factors—relatedness, approachability, range of behaviors...
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- Spring '14